Despite the many challenges posed by COVID-19 over the last 18 months, the Offsite Awards still managed to reward innovation and excellence across a range of sectors. Held during Offsite Expo 2021, who were this year’s winners?
Taking centre stage at Offsite Expo on the evening of 21 September 2021, the Offsite Awards was a major coming together of the industry when over 400 guests gathered to celebrate groundbreaking achievements and the pioneers who are developing radical new offsite technologies, innovative product developments and landmark projects using factory-based methods.
The Offsite Awards attracted more than 200 entries and despite the pandemic, this year’s awards have been the most prominent yet. Renowned for showcasing a rich vein of architectural achievement and engineering prowess, this year was no exception and one of the big winners on the night was the VOLUMETRIC™ team who picked up not only Building Performance Pioneer for MODULHAUS™ but also the Winners of Winners trophy.
MODULHAUS™ is a relocatable oneperson volumetric modular home that offers exceptional energy efficiency, outstanding functional performance, and superior quality. Designed and developed by VOLUMETRIC™, a specialist manufacturer of custom-built homeless solutions – MODULHAUS™ is delivered to exceptional performance standards, fully equipped and futureproofed for Building Regulation changes and Future Home Standards.
On behalf of VOLUMETRIC™, Operations Director Trevor Richards said: “MODULHAUS™ has been through an accelerated research and development programme and this award is testament to the dedication, skill and knowledge of our team. This solution provides greater dignity and independence to the most vulnerable members of society whilst also relieving the burden on local authorities of ongoing expenses associated with traditional temporary accommodation."
Architect of the Year: shedkm - House by Urban Splash Offsite Housing Range
Best use of Concrete Technology: PCE - Warwick Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building
Best use of Hybrid Technology: Innovaré and Sika - Turves Green Girls' School
Best use of MEP & Pod Technology: SES Engineering Services - Lostock Sustainable Energy Plan
Best use of Steel Technology: MAS Architecture - 504 Bristol Rd Mixed Use Retail & Student Accommodation
Best use of Timber Technology: Wiehag GmbH - University of Warwick Interdisciplinary Bio Research Building
Best use of Volumetric Technology: Bond Bryan Architects - Springhead Primary School
BIM/Digital Construction Award: Kane Group - Claridge’s Hotel
Building Performance Award: Volumetric Modular - MODULHAUS™
Client of the Year: Middlesbrough Council - BoHo 8
Commercial Project of the Year: Reds10 - Parkside: Imperial War Museums’ Staff Offices
Contractor of the Year: Integra Buildings - Severn Trent Academy
Education Project of the Year: Reds10 - Addington SEN School
Engineer of the Year: Engenuiti & BDP - The University of Central Lancashire Student Centre
Healthcare Project of the Year: MTX Contracts - Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital – 3 Storey Ward Development
Infrastructure Project of the Year: Eric Wright Civil Engineering, Cumbria CC, GHD, Knight Architects, WEC, Mott MacDonald - Replacement Pooley Bridge
Installer of the Year: Wiehag GmbH - University of Warwick Interdisciplinary Bio Research Building
International Offsite Project of the Year: Forta PRO - Kvarteret Jylland Student Accommodation
Offsite Pioneer of the Year: Akerlof
Private Housing Project of the Year: Positive Homes and Dice Consulting Engineers - ECO-MMC by an SME: Small site - nationally significant
Product Innovation Award: Integrated Health Projects in collaboration with Westgate - Nightingale NW Manchester - Bed Bay Partition System
Project or Construction Manager of the Year: Rob Stanton - Kier HMP Five Wells
Retail/Leisure Project of the Year: Hewitt Studios - Morgan Experience Centre
Social Housing Project of the Year: Fuse Architects - The Underwood
Winner of Winners: Volumetric Modular - MODULHAUS
Best use of Steel Technology: EOS - Renaissance Works
Best use of MEP & Pod Technology: NG Bailey Group - UK Battery Industrialisation Centre
Product Innovation Award: Ultrapanel Building Technologies Ultrapanel ‘Room in the Roof’
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